Object Title

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Maxim Nordenfelt Extra-Light Model 1895

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Maxim Nordenfelt Extra-Light Model 1895

Date

1895

Object Number

XII.1803

Provenance

Presented in 1946

Physical Description

An aircooled lightweight version of the Maxim design with blued steel body and brass barrel, feed block and pistol grip. The grip has a trigger in front of it in the same manner as a revolver. It has a easily-dismounteable tripod of lightweight steel tubing, and a very simple traversing/elevating mechanism

Dimensions

Dimensions: Barrel length: 1 ft 10 in, Overall length: 3 ft 3 in Weight: Overall including tripod: c21 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5456

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: MAXIM'S PATENT MAXIM NORDENFELT GUNS AND AMMUNITION CO LTD LONDON No 5456 1895 Also: CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE RIFLE 303 WEIGHT 27 LBS

Associations

Notes

Formerly class XIX.179.